Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group of the University of Torino, Physics Department,started its activity in the early 1980s in the field of amorphous (a-Si:H) and crystalline (e.g. Si, CdTe) semiconductor materials, mainly for the fabrication of solar cells and ionization radiation detectors.
In the course of these three decades, the group has gradually extended its field of interest to the study of micro/nano-structured materials and devices and to the development of new experimental techniques for the characterization and modification of advanced materials and/or art objects.
Now, the group is working on the following main research topics:

Upcoming Events

20-21 January 2020

Our research group actively collaborates to the organization of the workshop "Quantum Technologies within INFN: status and perspectives", held at the University of Padova. The goal of the meeting is to explore possible collaborations within INFN groups and among INFN and other communities, to enable advancements in knowledge in the field of quantum technologies.


23 September 2019
Our rector (Prof. G. Ajani) and the ITT Italia Chief Innovation Officer (Ing. L.Martinotto) have signed the agreement for the launch of a new Joint Lab between the University of Torino and ITT Italia has.
The collaboration is aimed to study and develop new braking systems and our group is involved in tribological studies of brake pads.
Simone Balestra, Federico Bosia and Gianluca Costigliola are the main actors in this collaboration.
18 September 2019
P. Olivero delivers an invited report entitled "Applied nuclear science for new-generation single-photon sources: towards safer global communication with quantum cryptography" at the 63rd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in the framework of the side event "Building Quantum Technology with Ion Beam Accelerators". More information can be found at this IAEA press release or in this brochure of the event.